Montel Williams life and biography

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Montel Williams biography

Date of birth : 1956-07-03
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Baltimore, Maryland
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-09-23
Credited as : actor and television personality, radio host, Montel Across America

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Montel Williams was born on July 3, 1956 in Baltimore, Maryland. He was the host of the show The Montel Williams Show for 17 years on television. He also was the host of the radio show Montel Across America from 2009 until early 2010 when Air America ceased operations.

The television show 's last episode aired in May 2008. It happened after CBS TV Distribution terminated The Montel Williams Show when key Fox-owned stations chose not to renew it for the 2008-09 season.2 It has been alleged that this resulted in part from an appearance on the show, Fox & Friends in which Williams criticized the media's lack of coverage on the Iraq War, and took the hosts to task for their excessive coverage (along with the media in general) of the death of actor Heath Ledger, contrasted with the sparse coverage of U.S. soldiers dying in Iraq.

Williams suffers from Multiple Sclerosis. He runs a foundation, the Montel Williams MS Foundation, which has distributed more than $1.5 million to various medical organizations and institutions doing research on finding a cure for multiple sclerosis.

On February 17, 2009, the radio network Air America announced Williams would host a show named Montel Across America on the network which debuted on April 6, 2009. The same day, Williams spoke about life with MS on an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show.5 On January 25, 2010, Air America ceased operations, leaving Williams out of a home for his show.

Williams has also been a spokesperson for the Partnership for Prescription Assistance, a patient-assistance program clearinghouse that helps low-income patients apply for free or reduced-priced prescription drugs. Prior to his time on television, he spent twelve years in the United States Navy achieving the rank of lieutenant commander before leaving the service in 1988.

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